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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated  February 1 2015)

Total no. of  phone subscriptions:    970 million
( downward corrected)

Mobiles  943 million 
Landlines: 27 million 
Total no. of PCs: 100 million 
Internet users:  300 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:  86  million (wired: 16 million;   wireless : 70  million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
NEW!  Indian e-gov documents released  Dec 25 2014
- Indian usage of video on mobile... Vuclip study
- Akamai data on Internet speeds in India and Asia
- India Internet numbers for 2014 from IAMAI

- IAMAI study on Mobile Internet in India
- Gartner study on 3-D printer market

 

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Come to clean-green Kozhikode, Kerala tells IT companies in Bangalore
 
 
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Now a made-in-India tool to steer your software offering from free to fee
 
 
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India honours IT icons on Republic Day 2015
 
 
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Education  
New edition of Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary includes 240 Indian words
 
 
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Finally, Microsoft Office goes free -- on tablets
 
 
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Finally, Microsoft Office goes free -- on tablets
 
 
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India honours IT icons on Republic Day 2015
 

 
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  Now a made-in-India tool to steer your software offering from free to fee
New Delhi, February 1 2015:  Top of the wishlist of every  software service company is this challenge: How to   turn free and trial users into paid subscribers. Now  a leading data analytics firm – Absolutdata --   has answered their prayers with the NAVIK Converter, a product that identifies users who are primed for conversion and recommends how and when to target them with marketing messages and/or product changes. ....
Finally, Microsoft Office goes free -- on tablets
Bangalore, January 30 2015: Finally Microsoft is giving away its office suite  -- on all  type  tablets. From today, Word for Android tablet, Excel for Android tablet and PowerPoint for Android tablet will be available in the Google Play store as free downloads. ....
Come to clean-green Kozhikode, Kerala tells IT companies in Bangalore
Bangalore, January  29, 2015:  After state capital Thiruvananthapuram and  port city Kochi, the Kerala government is aggressively promoting  the( north Kerala) Malabar region's biggest  city Kozhikode  as the next IT destination. ...
In Kerala, an IT Park, owned and operated by a workers' cooperative!
Bangalore, january 29, 2014: UL Cyberpark,  the first IT park in the  Kozhikode ( Calicut) region of Kerala state has the distinction of being owned and operated by a cooperative of   contract labourers, dating back to 1921  -- the Uralungal Labour Contract Coop Society. ...
Truth prevails! Symantec restores Veritas name to its info management company
Veitas vincit  'truth prevails' ( latin) Pune, January 29, 2015:  Ten years after it acquired the storage management company Veritas,  Symantec  has  restored the name Veritas Technologies Corporation to  its independent publicly traded information management company. ...
 


 
Education and e-learning
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Now, the kids' tab, ChhotaBheem, has its own online store
Ahmedabad, January 3 2015: The makers of  Indian kids' first Android  tablet PC “Chhota Bheem Tab”, Mosti,  have  launched in new e-commerce online store . The online store of Chhota Bheem Tab is hosted on the retail technology platform BuildaBazaar. ....
From computer science to positive psychology... new edX courses in early 2015
December 31 2014:   From edX is the online learning initiative from Harvard and MIT : A breadth of new courses with world renowned professors   which will soon become available in 2015. These new courses will help students: Learn to code and programe through an introduction to computer science and the art of programming. ....
 

 
Travel & Tourism Technology
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Google launches Flight Search service in India
Bangalore, January 14 2015:  Google has launched an Indian edition of its  Flight Search tool, partnering with  online travel aggregator, Goibibo.com. On using Google Flight Search in India, travellers are offered the option to book the best flights available directly on the airline site or via Goibibo. ....
Mobile, wearables will drive online travel growth in 2015: MakeMyTrip CEO
December 30 2014: Rajesh Magow, Co-founder & CEO-India, MakeMyTrip  suggests these travel & tech  tech trends for 2015: Technology directions:  ·         Mobile will continue to drive the growth of the Online Travel  industry. ....
 


 
e-Healthcare
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Pathdoor brings diagnostic tests to your doorstep
Bangalore, January 13 2015: City-based technology start-up, PathDoor.com  has expanded its  pathology lab services to patient’s doorstep in Mumbai and Delhi. It currently does up to 100 tests on a daily basis, which is also growing at a rapid pace. ....
Bangalore startup crafts award winning remote cardiac monitor
Bangalore, January 7 2015: The prize for the Best IoT Start-Up at the Ideathon  organized on the sidelines of the 28th International Conference on VLSI Design  here this week, has gone to Cardiac Design Labs ,  a Bangalore based start-up company engaged in the  design and development of, state-of-the-art, next generation medical products. ....
Pune-based Kimaya NICU's Web app helps reduce neonatal mortality by almost half
Pune, January 5 2014: Neonatal healthcare technology provider, Kimaya NICU  has joined hands with the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Pune to create a fully automated online platform to formulate nutritional supplements for premature infants with 100% accuracy and in a fraction of the time. ...
 


 
Product Pulse
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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
‘Curving’ out a masterpiece!   With boldly unconventional screen ergonomics, the new Galaxy  smart phone from Samsung scores in design and aesthetics Bangalore January 26 2014: Curves are beautiful and it stands true for the Samsung’s latest, the Galaxy Note Edge. ....
Redmi Note 4G: a value for money 4G phone
The Redmi Note 4G is a device with enough frills to make you happy at a lower price Bangalore, January 26 2015: Compared to the pricier 4G smart phones in the marker, the Redmi Note 4G packs in high-end features, at an affordable pricel.  It's  all about usability and simplicity, with design not being its USP. ....
Gaming on-the-go! 3 affordable platforms
Affordable, portable,  tools for the not-so-serious gamer are here -- doubling up as web browser, phone and tablet. ...
 


 
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  Logitech brings a handy video conferencing tool to India
New Delhi, January 27, 2015: Logitech  has launched an  Anytime, Anywhere Portable Videoconferencing  tool in India. The  Logitech ConferenceCam Connect is a portable solution designed for small and medium sized rooms, which works with any computing device with a USB connection (PC, MAC, or Chromebook), with virtually any videoconferencing system (Cisco Jabber and WebEx, Citrix GoToMeeting, Blue Jeans, Google Hangouts, Lifesize, Microsoft Lync and Skype, Vidyo, Zoom, etc. ....
Stylish bluetooth speaker from Boat
January  24 2015: Singapore-based Boat has introduced a stylish Bluetooth speaker – Pitcher - with more than 10 hour battery backup. It has an interactive prompts making it easier to make you connect. It delivers ultra strong bass and dynamic sound performance. ....
Satcom leader, Inmarsat, 'opens up' for developers
London, January 21 2015: Leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, Inmarsat,  is opening up its platforms to developers to  encourage new ideas that will change the way satellite communications are implemented on land, at sea and in the air. ...
Lava launches smartphone bundled with TrueCaller search app
Bangalore,  January 20, 2015: LAVA  has launched the  of  Lava  Iris Alfa, a 5” 1. ...
Sony launches affordable noise-cancelling wireless earphones
Bangalore, January 14, 2015:  Sony India  has launched  a new pair of digital noise cancelling Bluetooth earphones with added NFC functionality  for one touch connectivity. ...
 

 
IT people
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  VMware announces new business leadership for India
Bangalore, January 27, 2015: – Sundar Balasubramanian  is to be the  Senior Director for General Business for virtualization and cloud infrastructure  leader, VMware India.   He will be responsible for Partners and Alliances, and will also lead the Commercial Sales business in India. ....
Taranjeet Singh to head India Sales for Twitter
Delhi, January 19, 2014 :Twitter has appointed Taranjeet Singh as Head of Sales for its India operations. He will be  based in its Gurgaon office and will be responsible  to increase the commercial opportunities for Twitter in India and to work closely with brands and agencies to maximise the value of real-time marketing for live, public conversations. ....
Indian-origin Thomas Kurian is President, Product Development at Oracle
Redwood Shores, California (US), January  9 2015:  Kerala-origin Thomas Kurian has been elevated to one of the senior molst positions at enterprise software and solutions leader Oracle Corp. ...
 

 
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Charging Camera Fee for Smartphone is Wrong
Picnickers visiting Chennai’s Vandalur zoological park during the year-end were peeved those carrying smartphones were each charged an extra `25 over and above the entry ticket. The zoo management argued that since a fee of `25 was traditionally collected for taking in a still camera, those carrying smartphone, too, should cough up the same amount as the mobiles have an in-built camera....NEW INDIAN EXPRESS January 3 2015

Healthcare in India needs more money, not less
...the Centre only recently decided to cut back on healthcare by 20 per cent. Public spending on health in India is already one of the lowest in the world; now the budget faces trimming by about Rs 6,000 crore to keep expenditure down to about Rs 30,000 crore this fiscal.... Editorial in Deccan Chronicle, January 2 2015

NOFN will be the digital backbone of India
Aruna Sundararajan, former Kerala IT Secretary, who left her footprints on the State’s e-governance and e-literacy, is now part of the Digital India vision.She heads Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), which is tasked with building the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) that aims to take high-speed broadband connectivity to 2.5 lakh gram panchayats.... HinduBusinessline  January 1 2015

 

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